de-cluttering

August 29, 2020

Clutter and Your Mental Health

We’ve all had clutter around our home at one time or another, but did you know that it impacts your mental health negatively? Well, it’s true! One of the most common effects of clutter is feeling stressed. According to VeryWell Mind, they said the following: “A cluttered home, rather than a haven from stress, is a big stressor in itself and intensifies the frustration and exhaustion that an already-stressed person feels.” Not only does clutter make you feel more stressed, but in an article written by Psychology Today, they shared some facts as to why a mess can leave you feeling overwhelmed: “Clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli (visual, olfactory, tactile), causing our senses to work overtime on stimuli that aren’t necessary or important.” “Clutter makes it more difficult to relax, both physically and mentally. “Clutter creates feelings of guilt (“I should be more organized”) and embarrassment, especially when […]
June 12, 2020

5 Ways to Reduce Clutter in Your Home

When it comes to keeping your home clean, organized, and free from clutter, it can be a difficult task at times. To help with this problem we all face, especially when occupying smaller living spaces, we’d like to share our tips to help keep your home free from clutter. 1. Start with Clearing Your Counters When it comes to your counters, you want to make sure to have them cleared off.  Keep only the essentials visible. Rather than having appliances you haven’t used in months or even years taking up counter space, start by putting them away in cupboards. Then take any scattered pieces of mail, or paper, and put them in a designated folder. 2. Work on One Spot at A Time Faced with an entire room or house that’s overflowing with stuff, it can be hard to get motivated to start the de-cluttering process. However, if you pick […]